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Tears of Frost

(Heart of Thorns #2)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  571 ratings  ·  100 reviews
The electric second book in the Heart of Thorns trilogy explores the effects of power in a dark magical kingdom—and the fierce courage it takes to claim your body as your own.

Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the mother she ca
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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♠ TABI⁷ ♠
I'm honestly just here for my darling Quin ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
****4.25 Which side am I on? Stars****

I am confused on how I feel about this part of the series....I am not a big fan of jumping around relationships, so I think it took away from the story for me.

Don't get me wrong, I want to continue to read to see what happens to Mia and Pil and Quin but I hope the next one stays on the correct relationship path!
Christopher DeWan
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Better—deeper, richer, more rewarding, more surprising, and more beautiful—than the first one. Tears of Frost is what a sequel should be.
beth ✨
Feb 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: releases-2019

i’m so excited for this sequel 💜
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
i finished this book over half an hour ago. are you wondering what i've done those entire thirty minutes? i screamed. not in words (no no, i can't form those right now) but in lots of weird, unnatural sounds.

so hi, i am chaos right now. was this book per definition good? no, actually not. did it still ruin me and took away all the sanity i had left? in conclusion: four "wtf just happened" stars for this sequel.
Nov 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, in-my-tbr-pile
I gave Heart of Thorns 4 stars.

I loved Mia Rose and I loved Quin, he was such an intriguing character. I loved the relationship built around these two characters and how it was not driving the plot. I had Tears of Frost on my TBR for a while, and the book was gathering dust so I thought it was time to give it a go.

Result? 1 star.
Why? The new POV - Pilar.

Pilar takes a great part of the narrative. Pity is, I didn’t like her, I couldn’t even remember her from the first book. She was annoying and
Tears of Frost picks up after the climatic ending of Heart of Thorns, this time from the differing points of view of Mia and Pilar. After Mia decoded her mother's message, and stopped her heart in order to slow down Angelyne and Zaga's wicked plans, she awoke in the forest without her feelings and emotions. She thinks that if she can get to Luumia, and the renowned Snow Queen, she may discover the truth about her mother, and be able to return to the Glas Ddir, and save Quin. For Pilar, she's on ...more
Fin D
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, arc
Spoiler-free Review:
You ever finish a book and just know that that is a book that is going to stick with you? That was me all while reading this book. It was poignant, funny, heartbreaking and necessary in all the best ways. Bree absolutely knocked it out of the park with this one. It is the Empire Strikes Back of a magnificent trilogy. It is what I want all sequels to beloved books to be like. She took the characters and world i already adored and just deepened everything. Bonds were tested, br
Paige Green
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All options are my own.

Author: Bree Barton

Book Series: Heart of Thorns Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

Recommended Age: 16+ (sexual assault and depression tw, some violence)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Synopsis: Mia Rose is back from the dead. Her memories are hazy, her body numb—but she won’t stop searching. Her only hope to save the boy she loves and the sister who destroyed her is to find the m
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

If I thought I loved the sister relationships in Heart of Thorns, Tears of Frost blows it out of the water. Not only does Tears of Frost begin with a letter from the author about the content of sexual assault and depression, but the story is rich and introspective. A society in which women's bodies and potential for magic are shunned and punished, seeing the characters experience
Jasmine Burt
It was overall a little disappointing, I didn’t like the direction the characters went in the end most of the romances were ended, so what was the point in them. The ending was again disappointing and whilst i will read the next one i will only read to see if the ending makes up for the catastrophe of the a second book.

The one thing i did love was the expansion of the magic system, the myths of the six souls and how they open up new possibilities.
Dec 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
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So I really wanted to love this. It was a good story, well written, with interesting twists and turns and I got to discover more of the magical world Bree Barton created, which I really enjoyed. But in this book Pilar, one of the side characters from Heart of Thorns is introduced as a main character and there are a lot of chapters in her perspective. Sadly I found her annoying and couldn't bring myself to like her or to like reading from her perspective. It got better towards the end but most of ...more
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical
Action packed from beginning to end!

Must say I enjoyed this book slightly more than the first. The pace of this book is awesome & definitely didn't want to put it down. It's also action packed from beginning to end with some very unexpected twists.

Zahira⚡️ Azriel’s mate
Jan 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars. (Or more like 3,75?)
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
PLOT TWISTS FOR DAYS! This book is crazy good! At the beginning, the author gives a content warning because this book deals with some heavy topics such as depression. I think the author did such a great job writing about it. This book picks up a little while after the last book ended. It was confusing at first to realize it’s about Pilar in the beginning and not Mia Rose. I love how Pilar’s backstory unfolds throughout the novel. Mia’s chapters were heartbreaking to read but I think they are cru ...more
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
I'm really quite shocked and disappointed at the direction this book took. After reading heart of thorns for the second time i was so looking forward to diving into tears of Frost i loved Mia and Quin's growing relationship in the first one and was looking forward to feeling more for them, as with second books I expected to see a stronger relationship bond and further expansion on the world and magic system but alas it wasn't to be as the previous relationship that I'd rooted for was totally dro ...more
Hira Chaudhary
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I gave this book five stars, but I'm honestly so conflicted about so many things. So I'm going to split this into things I liked and things I didn't like. Here we go.

Things I ADORED.
- The FEMINISM. Like, if the first book was a feminist masterpiece, this one takes it one step further and guts you and gives you female empowerment and sisterhood and all the things you need. It is grand. Mia and Pilar are going to run the world.
- Pilar's backstory (tw: rape). This was really beautifully handled and
your friendly neighborhood bibliophile (Gabi)
Page 215.


Just, just no.

I nearly DNF’ed right there.

But alas, I persisted. It didn’t get too much better.

But page, 215, man.

Page 215.

I’m actually kind of glad I read this, because this is something I’ve been wanting to rant about, but I never had the platform to do it.

Hey, Bree! Bree Barton, you grown woman, I, a fifteen year old girl, have something to tell you...

Periods are gross.

There, I said it.

Periods are disgusting.

“But they’re NATURAL!!” She says. Well, newsflash.

So is pissi
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those underrated series!
Wow, what a sequel. Full of twists and turns I didn't see coming. The usual writing that makes you addicted to the book and makes you not want to stop reading. I flew through this and I need more!
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m honestly not sure where to start. Let me begin by saying I was initially here for Quin and Mia, a couple that I find work(ed) well together since they truly understood each other in the last book. Unfortunately, that plot line got thrown out the window pretty quickly.

Overall, this book felt a bit too “jumpy” for me. It’s evident in the newly formed couples’ storylines, which I think were too underdeveloped to be convincing. They were just too sudden, and not meaningful enough.

What I really l
Cataline Champs
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-releases
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Morgan | Mashleas Reads
After loving the first book this fell so flat for me. It was really easy to read but the plot went in so many strange directions I almost couldn’t follow it.

A little disappointing after how amazing book 1 was.
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, I thought this was a duology. Imagine my horror when there were only twenty pages left and there was going to be no resolution. (Absolutely horrified). I liked the first book in this series, and I might like this one just a little bit more. It brings up important points occurring or occurred in our history in a fantasy setting. There was nothing subtle about it at all. The hardest part was that so much happened in the first, jumping into this one I was a bit confused at first, but the ...more

Loved the world-building in the first part of the book. I love that we got to explore the second kingdom.

We got to learn more about the magic system and the myths behind Six Souls, which was the best part in my opinion.

The letters served as fantastic interludes in the story and I read those with the uttermost attention.

I liked the shift of focus on Pilar!


Again, this was just too long.

Quin - my favourite character from the first book was kind of destroyed. I don't want to spoil anything f
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, 2020
Hmm I can't decide if I'll read the next one or not because I... didn't actually like this one.

I think I liked the last one because it was a different take on things but this one added new levels of complicated. I liked the development of the world with the lore of the snow queendom, but it was confusing with all the different names. I know it's rooted in real life lore, but it felt so preachy- it shoves feminism down your throat and also native rights. Now, those are VERY IMPORTANT issues but i
Mar 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
This one is worse than the first, a true train wreck. This author is going into my small “automatic no read” pile.

She may be woke but she’s a terrible writer in terms of plot, character development, character interactions or, really, most anything.
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
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*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5


Tears of Frost, by author Bree Barton, is the second installment in the authors Heart of Thorns series. The key characters in this book are Mia Rose, Pilar d'Aqila, and Quin Killian. Mia is being hunted by her own sister Angelyne after she stopped her own heart & was brought back to life. She is numb and no longer has an emotions. She hopes that if she can find the mother who betrayed her, she might find the answers to her condit
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Bree Barton is a writer in Los Angeles. When she's not lost in whimsy, she works as a ghostwriter and dance teacher to teen girls. She is on Instagram and YouTube as Speak Breely, where she posts funny videos of her melancholy dog.

Bree is not a fan of corsets.

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